Two days ago I posted about an idea I’d been kicking around for a couple weeks: video podcasts. Today I read an article on Wired about the new trend in blogging: video blogging. Apparently Apple (along with several others) was way ahead of me, and iTunes 4.9 already includes support for video-casts or, as some marketing genius decided to label them, vlogs. Now I really wish I had posted when I first though of this after reading about Apple contracting with Alphamosaic for mobile video chips way back in April (linky linky).
It’s nice when everything comes together, isn’t it? Apple already has video-cast (so much better than vlog, in my opinion) support in iTunes, there’s all sorts of evidence that they’re gearing up to provide some sort of mobile video device using either Alphamosaic chips or Intel’s XScale or both, and places such as Akimbo are apparently already offering tv content through video-casts. Perhaps my dream of watching my favorite shows on my vPod while riding BART to work in the morning will come true far sooner than I had expected (sadly Akimbo’s BBC offerings don’t seem to include rugby matches …yet).
The only question left is when Apple will announce the iTunes video store where you can subscribe to commercial video-casts and the accompanying vPod.
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